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Minnesota Credit Union Foundation Providing Financial Counseling Certification

Wednesday, March 13, 2019  
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The Enhanced Financial Counseling Certification Program (FiCEP) is a unique partnership between the MnCU Foundation, CUNA's Center for Professional Development (CUNA CPD), and cu.difference, to train staff in professional financial counseling to help members better prepare for their future and assist when they are faced with financial difficulties.

The training consists of 8 online modules, two onsite training days, and two proctored exams. Upon completion of this program, participants will receive the Certified Credit Union Financial Counselor (CCUFC) designation.

In 2018, 27 professionals from credit unions across Minnesota completed the Enhanced Financial Counseling Certification Program (FiCEP).

"Mid-Minnesota Federal Credit Union is excited to participate in the FiCEP certification,” said Jill Carlson, Director of Training & Community Relations. “We invested in sending representation from each of our branches, loss prevention, and our call center. This is a fantastic opportunity for both staff development and continuing to meet the ever-changing needs of our members and the communities we serve."

As a central part of its mission to provide resources for credit unions and communities to prosper and thrive, MnCUF has generously committed funding to help support the cost of the program for a second year. 

“The Enhanced Financial Counseling Certification Program exemplifies the credit union mission of people helping people,” said Minnesota Credit Union Foundation Executive Director Andrea Molnau. “The Foundation is proud to offer this opportunity again for a second year.”

MnCUF will be holding an introductory webinar on Thursday, April 4 from 10 to 11 a.m. For more information, schedules, and to register for the introductory webinar and/or the FiCEP program, visit

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